Monday, July 14, 2014

On the Spacecraft (1968) (Part 2)

Part 2 of my post on this colorfully illustrated book. I find the colors and illustration style of this book really unique.

See part 1 here:

On the spacecraft. Painted by Stakhursky. Poland: Zaklady Graficzne. 22 cm. 134 p. 

The mechanical device see almost surreal and I have never seen a "space dog" anywhere that was as strange as this.

The beautiful weirdness just goes on and on.

I am not sure if these are supposed to be androids or just heavily modified humans.

Exploration of alien worlds seems to include meeting aliens themselves.

 The books ends on a realistic note showing some of the actual planned spacecraft on both the Russian and U.S. sides of the space race.  I hope you enjoyed these illustrations, I am glad I had a chance to share such great bits of imagination.


  1. I had a Polish friend translate for you:

    it's Russian issue of Polish book titled "W kosmicznym pojeździe" (In the space vehicle or In the spacecraft), first Polish issue 1966 ( Other interesting books of this author:
    - Ludzie z planety Ziemia (People from the Earth planet)
    - Ludzie na księżycu (People on the Moon)

    As I know it were translated into Russian and Hungarian only.

    Look on - it has many old schools space books and often for pennies!